Live events continue at the historic Milton Theatre this weekend with Ross Bennett’s clean and clever brand of comedy, the return of bandstand favorite The Funsters, and Johnny Cash tribute band Folsom Prison Revival. All events are still at limited capacity with modified seating for social distancing. Face coverings are also required.
Ross Bennett: Clean & Clever Comedy is slated for 8 p.m., Friday, April 30. The opening act will feature Pat Rocchi.
Bennett is a 30+ year veteran stand-up who works 100 percent clean. He has mentored comics like John Mulaney and his DryBar comedy special has been viewed millions of times. For 30 years Bennett has led a comedy attack, armed with an expressive delivery and real-life topics. Growing up with a father who was a Marine colonel (a nice mellow guy!), he recalls grade school snow days, disastrous golf games, catastrophic water-skiing outings, and middle-age medical procedures. Bennett is a high-powered performer who takes his act to the audience and comes back with a victory every time!
The Funsters will take the stage at 5 and 8 p.m., Saturday, May 1, with their grand return to the historic Milton Theatre. This will be the first time the band performs together live since the pandemic started last year.
This 10-piece band has gone 12 years without one personnel change. Not only are these guys great musicians who share pride in each other's musical abilities, but they are also friends. This spirit and camaraderie on stage are what sets The Funsters apart from other bands offering the same type of musical entertainment. The Funsters are: Jon Fletcher, trumpet/vocals; Tom Houska, keyboards; Greg Mack, guitar; Keith Mack, guitar; Dickie Messick, bass; Ed Shockley, drums/vocals; Ken Tonge, sax/vocals; Sherman Ward, vocals; Grier White, sax/vocals; and Martin LeMaire, sound engineer.
Folsom Prison Revival: Johnny Cash Tribute will perform Sunday, May 2, at 3 and 7:30 p.m. Audience members will be transported back in time with the authentic sounds of Johnny Cash. Folsom Prison Revival was formed out of deep appreciation for Cash’s music with the intention of presenting it with respect in a highly entertaining and informative show. They are not impersonators, but curators of this important musical legacy.
Tickets are available for purchase online at MiltonTheatre.com. For individuals or groups larger than four, call the box office at 302-684-3038 for assistance.
The Milton Theatre is located at 110 Union St. in downtown historic Milton along the Broadkill River.